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RICHARD HOLLAWELL IN THE MEDIA

Attorney Richard Hollawell has been featured in dozens of  major news outlets including The New York Times, The Associated Press, 20/20, and Nightline.  He continues to an expert in the field of opioid over-prescription.  Learn more about his crusade against the opioid epedemic here.

“Buchalter, along with Patty Nixon, a former employee of Insys, the maker of SUBSYS, and Richard Hollawell, a small town attorney on a crusade against the company, have found a common cause in attempting to hold Insys responsible for what they say is its role in the opioid crisis.”

FEATURED IN NATIONAL NEWS OUTLETS

Richard J. Hollawell has been featured in multiple national news outlets, and his personal injury and opioid over-prescription cases have earned him recognition as an expert in his field.  Below are just a few publications featuring our work and dedication to finding justice for victims.

F.D.A. Did Not Intervene to Curb Risky Fentanyl Prescriptions

“A fast-acting class of fentanyl drugs approved only for cancer patients with high opioid tolerance has been prescribed frequently to patients with back pain and migraines…”

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Top Executives of Insys, an Opioid Company, Are Found Guilty of Racketeering

“A federal jury on Thursday found the top executives of Insys Therapeutics, a company that sold a fentanyl-based painkiller, guilty of racketeering charges in a rare criminal prosecution that blamed corporate officials for contributing to the nation’s opioid epidemic….”

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Families hoping for justice from prescription bribes trial

“Drug company executives weren’t satisfied with sales for their powerful painkiller, so they devised a plan, prosecutors say: Offer cash to doctors in exchange for prescriptions…”

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‘Game-changer’ – CEO of fentanyl company found guilty of RICO

“No longer will pharmaceutical companies fear paying only a cost-of-doing business fine for illegally pushing their opioid medications onto an unsuspecting public. Now the executives may face serious prison time after Thursday’s racketeering verdict against John Kapoor, the founder of a company who bribed doctors to amp up their prescribing of a potent fentanyl spray.”

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Former CEO said he was made the ‘fall guy’ for opioid maker Insys’

“In the summer of 2015, Michael Babich noticed a marked change in his relationship with John Kapoor, the man who had mentored him and made him CEO of his opioid manufacturing company…”

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Billionaire Charged With Bribing Doctors to Prescribe Opioids

“The billionaire owner of Insys Therapeutics was arrested Thursday and charged with leading a nationwide conspiracy to use bribes and fraud to…”

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Report: Drug company faked cancer patients to sell drug

“When Insys Therapeutics got approval to sell an ultra-powerful opioid for cancer patients with acute pain in 2012, it soon discovered a problem: finding enough cancer patients to use the drug…”

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Powerful opioid that killed NJ woman likely distributed by Rochester Drug Cooperative

“RDC’s distribution of Subsys was “a link in the criminal, fraudulent scheme that led to the death of Sarah Fuller,” attorneys argue in court papers….”

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Cherry Hill mom: Daughter’s opioid death was caused by ‘corporate greed’

“U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill (D., Mo.) took aim during a hearing Tuesday at marketing practices by the pharmaceutical industry generally and the behavior of one company in particular: Insys Therapeutics Inc…”

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FIRM CASES IN THE NEWS

Our relentless work with victims of opioid over-prescription has been gaining increased importance as the US struggles with the continuing opioid epidemic.  Finding justice for victims means digging deeper into the marketing practices of these providers which has led to national attention.  

Too many pills, too little oversight

Pat McGuckin barely recognized her 39-year-old son. Once a personal trainer and bodybuilder, Michael now was exhausted, his limbs bloated, his mood so volatile that he ripped the phone off her wall. He told his worried mother that he was in pain from a car accident...

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NJ sues fentanyl drug maker INSYS for role in opioid crisis

The drug called Subsys is a fast-acting spray form of the powerful opioid fentanyl. In a four-count lawsuit filed Thursday, New Jersey’s attorney general charged the drug’s manufacturer, INSYS Therapeutics with consumer fraud stating “blatant disregard for the law”...

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Heroic Attorneys Lead the Way Against Opioid Epidemic

Last month, "CBS 60 Minutes" and "The Washington Post1" did an explosive expose on a former Drug Enforcement Agency official whistle blower, Joe Rannazzisi -- who was brave beyond words to expose political wrongdoings fueling the prescription opioid epidemic....

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$1.65 Million Settlement

A $4,500,000 jury trial verdict (Settled for $1.65 million while jury was in deliberation) for the family of a client who died as a direct result of a doctor overprescribing highly addictive painkillers in increasing doses.

$1.14 Million Settlement

A $1,140,000 total settlement from a doctor who had been overprescribing prescription painkillers and the dispensing pharmacy that led to the patient becoming addicted and subsequently dying from the prescription drugs.

$1.08 Million Settlement

A $1,075,000 settlement for a dram shop case against a bar/restaurant for over-serving a patron who ultimately got behind the wheel of a car intoxicated, seriously injuring our two clients who were passengers in the vehicle when the driver lost control of his car and crashed.

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